Well thanks to the Leafs' loss to the Canucks, yesterday I had to deal with no less than 6 people offering me "condolences" on the loss. It was an interesting day, although at least my husband had warned half of them to take it easy on me lest they want to hear a diatribe on their team's horrible theatrics and the fluke goal that won them the game. After enduring this I felt I needed another sport to soothe my nerves. So first I watched the CFL's western conference semi-final where, of course, the team that I cheer for lost (although I don't love them even a tenth as much as I love the Leafs so that was OK). And then I watched some New England Patriots. It sure is nice to watch a successful sports franchise for a change. And that Tom Brady sure is pretty.
It seems I'm not the only one who wasn't overly concerned with the Leafs yesterday; there are just a few links for you to read today:
Who did Colin Campbell call "a little fake artist"?
If you only read one article, read this one from MC79 about an e-mail exchange involving Colin Campbell which offers a very interesting glimpse into the Wheel of Justice.
Can Giguere be our modern-day Terry Sawchuk?
Vintage Leaf Memories educates us about the great Terry Sawchuk.
Playing Around with Shift Charts: VAN @ TOR (Nov. 13/10)
Slava Duris does some really interesting work with shift charts from Saturday's game.
Sh*t My Girlfriend Says (While Watching Hockey)
Blue Chip Prospects shares some of what his girlfriend says during Leafs games. She sound like she'd be a good friend.
Game 16: When life gives you lemons, don't let one of them squirt through your legs
The Star's fan blogs about the Leafs latest loss and how he handles it.
The Worst Leafs Team Ever?
Yeah I dunno, it's here for those of you who like these kinds of articles with little historical perspective and much anecdotal criticism.